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Rewarding Excellent Education

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Teachers rarely get the recogni- tion their selfless efforts ironically deserve, but Harbor Freight Tools is helping to change that through its Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence.

Since 2017, the program has awarded $1 million in prizes each year to high-school skilled trades teachers and programs demonstrating excellence in the classroom. In 2019, $650,000 of that total went to some of our dedi- cated SkillsUSA instructors.

Those instructors are:

First place ($100,000 each)
Cesar Gutierrez, Desert View High School, Tucson, Ariz.; Brent Trankler, Sikeston (Mo.) Career and Technol- ogy Center

Second place ($50,000 each)
Michael Campanile and Michael Schweinsberg, Carroll County
Career and Technology Center, Westminster, Md.; Ken Cox, Redwood High School, Larkspur, Calif.; Jodi Lancaster, Livingston Area Career Center, Pontiac, Ill.; Jacob Leair, Grants Pass (Ore.) High School; David Lilly, Portsmouth (N.H.) High School; Joel Massarello, Oakland Schools Technical Campus North- west, Village of Clarkston, Mich.; Troy Reichert, Guernsey-Sunrise High School, Guernsey, Wyo.; Peter Wachtel, Adolfo Camarillo High School, Camarillo, Calif.; and Baxter Weed, Cold Hollow Career Center, Enosburg Falls, Vt.

For more information on this program from Harbor Freight Tools and to learn how you can get in on it, visit: https://hftforschoolsprize.org.

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